Saint Louis Park High School

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St. Louis Park
Stlouisparklogo.png
Location
St. Louis Park, Minnesota
USA
Information
Type Public
Motto Helping one student at a time.
Established 1898
Principal Scott Meyers
Number of students approx. 1,400 (grades 9–12)
Mascot Oriole
Colors Orange and Black         
Website

St. Louis Park High School is a four-year public high school located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota. St. Louis Park High School is ranked by Newsweek as #290 in their "List of the 1500 Top High Schools in America," #3 among Minnesota schools on the list in 2012.[1] In 2001, the high school began participation in the International Baccalaureate program and has since been decreasing the number of Advanced Placement classes offered in the curriculum.

Athletics[edit]

St. Louis Park High School is a member of the Metro West Conference in the Minnesota State High School League. In 2005, the school left the Classic Lake Conference due to its smaller student body compared to the schools and joined the North Suburban Conference. After the North Suburban Conference disbanded, the school then became a founding member of the Metro West Conference in 2014.

The school has created a website for information on current athletic events gopark.org.

State championships
Season Sport Number of championships Year
Fall Cross country, boys 2 1955, 1961
Soccer, boys 3 1972, 1973, 1974
Winter Nordic skiing, Boys 1 2003
Alpine skiing, Boys 1 1955
Basketball, Girls 2 1986, 1990
Basketball, Boys 1 1962
Spring Golf, Boys 1 2003
Synchronized swimming, Girls 22
Track and field, Boys 5 1958, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966
Track and field, Girls 1 1998
Total 40

Other activities[edit]

Saint Louis Park High School has a Lincoln-Douglas debate program in the National Forensics League. Senior Catherine Tarsney won the 2010 Tournament of Champions.

The Echo is a student-produced newspaper of the St. Louis Park High School. While attending St. Louis Park, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman wrote for, but never edited, The Echo, including one article in which he interviewed then Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon. The Echo won the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Crown Award in 2006 as one of the 25 best high school newspapers in the nation.[2] In November 2010, The Echo won the Pacemaker Award,[3] Best of Show for a High School Publication 9–12 pages, and 7th place for a publication website from a small school, awarded by the National Scholastic Press Association and the Journalism Education Association. In November 2011, The Echo won 3rd place Best of Show for a High School Publication 9–12 pages.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "America's Best High Schools 2012". America’s Best High Schools 2012. Newsweek. 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-23. 
  2. ^ Scholastic Press Award
  3. ^ "2010 NSPA Newspaper Pacemaker Winners". nspa winners. NSPA. 2010. Retrieved 2012-05-23. 
  4. ^ http://www.feinstein.org
  5. ^ Thomas Friedman Bio
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ [2]
  8. ^ Pete Hautman Bio
  9. ^ Jim Petersen Bio
  10. ^ Erik Rasmussen Bio
  11. ^ Bob Stein NFL Stats

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°56′37″N 93°21′39″W / 44.94360°N 93.36093°W / 44.94360; -93.36093